Protect Those You Love And Your Assets
Everyone should have a will to protect their wealth and ensure their assets are distributed the way they intend. A will contains instructions on how someone’s assets and property are to be distributed after their death.
We will sit down with you to determine your goals and wishes. Without a will the state will determine how your assets are distributed and while this is usually to your relatives, it may not be reflect you intentions.
Decisions assigning your wealth to individuals and organizations can be difficult and there may be financial consequences you need to be aware of. If you need a trust, we can go over the many different kinds that exist to determine which would benefit you the most. We can do everything from a simple will to extensive estate planning if necessary.
Services offered include:
- Wills and trusts
- Living wills
- Durable powers of attorney
- Healthcare proxies
- Living trusts
- Testamentary trusts
- Life insurance trusts
- Business succession plans
PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
After the loss of someone close to you, a will, if there is a will, goes through probate, This is the legal process of estate administration. Every surrogates court has a set of rules and procedures you must follow and we can help you with that process.
This is a basic set of steps one must go through:
- Proving in court that the descendant’s will is valid
- Identifying and inventorying the descendant’s property
- Appraising the property
- Paying off debts and taxes
- Distributing the property as mandated by a will
- Transferring title and ownership of assets to the beneficiaries
During this time you are faced with many difficult questions at a hard time. We can assist you in settling the estate. Speaking with an experienced attorney can ease your burden during this difficult time.
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